Every September, International Week of the Deaf is celebrated in Hyderabad for hearing-impaired children and adults. Recently, Voice for the Deaf networked with another organization in Dance, Drama, Mime and Painting competitions. Approximately 350 youngsters came from almost 30 deaf schools and institutions throughout Andhra Pradesh.
In addition to the enormous funding required, organizing this event includes arranging transportation, food and accommodation for a vast number of out-of-town guests and a special tour of the city for all non-resident hearing-impaired children.
On the last day of International Week, a popular local actor came to award prizes and performance artists put on a special show for the children. A unique and unforgettable day!
At an event for deaf children ages 3-7, we played musical chairs, ran relay races, had a drawing competition, and much, much more. We gave each child a “first prize” (with a special extra gift for the ones who excelled in the games or competitions) so that every one received a very nice gift bag. Everyone went home a winner!